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6 Things You Might Not Know About the Holi Festival
Holi festival is very popular in India. The style and methods of celebration vary depending on the location and region. However, the basic role observed and followed is the use of 'Gulal' or dry powder colours. Holi is a colourful event, which signifies the beginning of spring, the ending of winter, and the blossoming of love, and it is a celebratory day for many to meet new people, enjoy and smile, forget and forgive, and mend relationships. The event also acts as a benediction for a bountiful harvest season during the spring. The festival of love has a special charm, providing a beautiful chance for savouring with near and dear ones, primarily, the festival represents the victory over evil. Holi contributes to the uniting of society and the strengthening of our country's secular foundation. Non-Hindus also participate in the festival since everyone enjoys being a part of such a colourful and joyful event. It is a tradition that even rivals become friends on Holi, erasing any feelings of misery that may exist. Furthermore, on this day, there is no distinction between rich and poor, and everyone celebrates the festival together in a spirit of brotherhood. They visit their relatives and friends in the evenings to offer greetings, gifts, and sweets. This aids in the mending of relationships and the strengthening of emotional links between individuals. Let's take a break from the excitement and festivities to learn about how it all began and other wonderful things about this colourful celebration.
The tradition of Holi is connected with mythological stories. Hiranyakshyap, a devilish and arrogant king, believed himself a deity and demanded that everyone worship him. His son, Prahlad was the disciple of Lord Vishnu, much to his chagrin. So the powerful king wanted to get rid of his stubborn kid. He urged his sister, Holika, to enter a burning fire with Prahlad, as she had a boon to enter fire undamaged. Holika paid a consequence for her dark ambition, whereas Prahlad was saved because of his tremendous commitment to the Lord. This tale is largely responsible for the ritual of burning Holika, also known as the 'Holika Dahan.' Every year on this festive day, people effigies of HOLIKA in the shape of an old trunk and stick at the corner of the street, symbolising the surrender of evil inside them. In the midst of the holy fire.
The tradition of Holi is connected with mythological stories. Hiranyakshyap, a devilish and arrogant king, believed himself a deity and demanded that everyone worship him. His son, Prahlad was the disciple of Lord Vishnu, much to his chagrin. So the powerful king wanted to get rid of his stubborn kid. He urged his sister, Holika, to enter a burning fire with Prahlad, as she had a boon to enter fire undamaged. Holika paid a consequence for her dark ambition, whereas Prahlad was saved because of his tremendous commitment to the Lord. This tale is largely responsible for the ritual of burning Holika, also known as the 'Holika Dahan.' Every year on this festive day, people effigies of HOLIKA in the shape of an old trunk and stick at the corner of the street, symbolising the surrender of evil inside them. In the midst of the holy fire.
The other well-known mythological story is Radha-Krishna's love story. Krishna, who has dark skin, believed Radha, who is lighter in complexion, would not accept his love. As a result, he splashed colours on Radha's face, and the Holi festival began. Holi is celebrated to its pinnacle in Mathura and Vrindavan, with festivities beginning a week before the festival.

Holi also commemorates the narrative of Radha and Krishna, which portrays Krishna's ecstasy at the prospect of smearing colour on Radha and the other gopis. Krishna's trick later became a tradition and an element of the Holi celebrations. According to legend, Holi remembers the death of Ogress Pootana, who attempted to kill newborn Krishna by feeding him poisonous milk.
The other well-known mythological story is Radha-Krishna's love story. Krishna, who has dark skin, believed Radha, who is lighter in complexion, would not accept his love. As a result, he splashed colours on Radha's face, and the Holi festival began. Holi is celebrated to its pinnacle in Mathura and Vrindavan, with festivities beginning a week before the festival. Holi also commemorates the narrative of Radha and Krishna, which portrays Krishna's ecstasy at the prospect of smearing colour on Radha and the other gopis. Krishna's trick later became a tradition and an element of the Holi celebrations. According to legend, Holi remembers the death of Ogress Pootana, who attempted to kill newborn Krishna by feeding him poisonous milk.
Holi is celebrated in a different manner in South India. The victory of pure love is said to be signified by the symbolic burning of lustful desire in the Holi fire. According to Holi mythology, Mata Parvati desired to marry Lord Mahadeva, but Bholenath's penance diverted his attention away from her. Lord Shiva was completely absorbed in his meditative state. God of love, Kamdev noticed the efforts of Mother Parvati. He wanted to help her. Lord Shiva was struck by Cupid's floral arrow. His penance was dissolved because of Kamadeva. Mahadev's Third Eye opened.  Kamadeva was engulfed by the flames of his rage. The Holi of Lord Shiva and Kaamadeva is very famous in Southern India.
Holi is celebrated in a different manner in South India. The victory of pure love is said to be signified by the symbolic burning of lustful desire in the Holi fire. According to Holi mythology, Mata Parvati desired to marry Lord Mahadeva, but Bholenath's penance diverted his attention away from her. Lord Shiva was completely absorbed in his meditative state. God of love, Kamdev noticed the efforts of Mother Parvati. He wanted to help her. Lord Shiva was struck by Cupid's floral arrow. His penance was dissolved because of Kamadeva. Mahadev's Third Eye opened. Kamadeva was engulfed by the flames of his rage. The Holi of Lord Shiva and Kaamadeva is very famous in Southern India.
In India, there are many different ways in which Holi festival is celebrated. According to some mythologists, the Holi festival was initially observed and initiated in the Barsana region of India, which includes Mathura and Vrindavan. Locals not only enjoy a splash of colour, but also engage in a game of Lathmar Holi, which involves bamboo lathi and shields. The area has a tradition of women chasing males away with lathis, but this is not the same as a beating session. Men arrive well padded and do everything they can to escape the energetic women. They are also forced to dress as women and dance in public. Everything is done in the spirit of Holi.
In India, there are many different ways in which Holi festival is celebrated. According to some mythologists, the Holi festival was initially observed and initiated in the Barsana region of India, which includes Mathura and Vrindavan. Locals not only enjoy a splash of colour, but also engage in a game of Lathmar Holi, which involves bamboo lathi and shields. The area has a tradition of women chasing males away with lathis, but this is not the same as a beating session. Men arrive well padded and do everything they can to escape the energetic women. They are also forced to dress as women and dance in public. Everything is done in the spirit of Holi.
Holi is an Indian event that defies all age-old norms and bigotry by bringing people together solely for the sake of pure happiness. It contributes to the unification of society and builds the country's secular foundation. Non-Hindus also participate in the festival since everyone enjoys being a part of such a colourful and joyful event. Furthermore, it is a Holi tradition that even rivals become friends on Holi, erasing any feelings of misery that may exist.
Holi is an Indian event that defies all age-old norms and bigotry by bringing people together solely for the sake of pure happiness. It contributes to the unification of society and builds the country's secular foundation. Non-Hindus also participate in the festival since everyone enjoys being a part of such a colourful and joyful event. Furthermore, it is a Holi tradition that even rivals become friends on Holi, erasing any feelings of misery that may exist.
In Vrindavan, people set aside a day to play Holi with flowers. Widowers in Vrindavan have been playing Holi two days before the festival since 2013. The widows, wrapped in white sarees, dance, sang Rasiya (a traditional Holi song from Brij), and spread herbal 'gulal' on each other. After a long period of monotony, a 70-year-old widow, Chhavi Maa, welcomed the change with open arms. Holi, true to its spirit, has once again defied age-old customs by encouraging all souls to have fun and laugh.
In Vrindavan, people set aside a day to play Holi with flowers. Widowers in Vrindavan have been playing Holi two days before the festival since 2013. The widows, wrapped in white sarees, dance, sang Rasiya (a traditional Holi song from Brij), and spread herbal 'gulal' on each other. After a long period of monotony, a 70-year-old widow, Chhavi Maa, welcomed the change with open arms. Holi, true to its spirit, has once again defied age-old customs by encouraging all souls to have fun and laugh.
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